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The Apartment (1996)
"L'appartement" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  2 October 1996 (France)
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Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything,... See full summary »

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Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Lucien
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Muriel
Olivier Granier ...
Daniel
Paul Pavel ...
Jeweller
Nelly Alard ...
Madeleine
Bruno Leonelli ...
Alain Beccaria
Tateo Isaizaki ...
Japanese Businessman
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Japanese Interpreter
Ricardo Mateo ...
Cafe Waiter
Vincent Nemeth ...
Barman
Bruno Fernández Vella ...
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Juan Carlos Martín Alonso ...
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Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything, his trip to Tokyo and his fiance. Obsessed with meeting Lisa he finds out where she lives and hides in the apartment. However, a different girl, called Alice, finds Max in the flat. Alice looks quite similar to Lisa, and they have sex. To complicate matters further, Alice is also the girlfriend of Max's buddy Lucien and Lisa is followed by an older man. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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The play that features Lisa and Alice is 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' by William Shakespeare. See more »

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Lisa: Do you often stalk people?
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References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »

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Same kind of woman
Words and Music by Peter Chase
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Visually stunning French mystery
15 November 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A wonderful story about the consequences of obsessive love with the beautiful romantic back streets of Paris as its location. We're transported through time and see the plot develop from the perspectives of the three main characters as the mystery unwinds.


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